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Nolan Dalla's Warning About an Online Poker Ban Should Not Be Ignored

22 February 2015 , By: compncards
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Rewind to late 2013 when Sheldon Adelson announced that he was going to form a Coalition to Stop Intenet Gambling. Many in the poker community scoffed at the audacity of the man and many felt that he had little to no chance of winning. Then RAWA appeared and again people scoffed at Adelson. RAWA didn't go away and by the time the Lame Duck rolled around, and all of a sudden, he was a credible threat.
Categories: Nolan Dalla, Online poker, RAWA, Sheldon Adelson

Did Sheldon Adelson Pay NewsWeek to Write Poker Face?

18 August 2014 , By: compncards
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The poker world is in its latest uproar over last week's NewsWeek article "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand. " This piece has been called everything from politically motivated to bad journalism to a bag of lies. I've read over the article and I'm not here to debate the accuracy of the article. Rather, I have reason to believe that the article was purchased by Adelson's coalition.
Categories: NewsWeek, online gambling, Online poker, Poker Face, Sheldon Adelson

PokerNews Banned From the Venetian - Do You Care?

6 June 2014 , By: compncards
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I don't often talk about other news organizations on here for the simple fact that I represent PokerJunkie in these blogs. However, I feel compelled to speak on the recent revelation that PokerNews was banned from covering the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour event at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The reason? PokerNews supports online poker. At first I thought this might be a bit of a misunderstanding or misinformation given to the reporting site, but Nolan Dalla confirmed with the site that the ban indeed happened.
Categories: PokerNews, Sheldon Adelson, Venetian

Adelson Raises the Ante With Addition of Brown to Coalition

16 May 2014 , By: compncards
In case you missed it, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has joined up with Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling. Big deal you say? If you haven't already done so, check out his open letter announcing his new National Co-Chair position. He spoke on how he used to support online gambling but changed his mind after seeing the marketing tactics geared towards kids. Sensationalized? I was thinking the same.
Categories: Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, Sheldon Adelson, Willie Brown

Three Things We Will Learn From the Anti-Gambling Bill

28 March 2014 , By: compncards
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The bill that would effectively ban online poker nationwide is finally in the halls of Congress. The Restore America's Wire Act looks to essentially make it illegal for online poker and online casinos to operate in the US. It leaves carve outs for lotteries, horse racing and already existing exclusions. I'm not here to debate whether or not the bill will pass.
Categories: Anti-Gambling Bill, RAWA, Restore Americas Wire Act, Sheldon Adelson